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    IN - Donald Gentry, fatally beaten in his home, Bloomington, 12 Sept 2016 *Arrest*

    This poor man


    Meyer says there was not one blow - but multiple strikes - that caused Gentry's death, so many that an exact number of injuries could not be determined during the autopsy.

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    http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/20...rce-trauma.php


    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/l...on-as-homicide

    http://fox59.com/2016/09/13/death-of...d-as-homicide/
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    I don't have a subscription to the H-T, but this could be a clue to the motive?

    Slain man seemed to have moved beyond troubled past


    Three years and eight months into his most recent prison term for dealing methamphetamine, Donald Wayne Gentry sent a letter to the judge, asking to be released early. He had stayed out of trouble, with “no write-ups or conduct reports,” he said.

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    http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/new...3248bb4b9.html
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    To add to his family's grief ...

    Homicide victim Donald Gentry’s pet pug Starbell died on Friday from injuries suffered when a Duke Energy truck ran over her as she lay on the sidewalk leading to the mobile home where she had lived with her owner, who was found dead just four days earlier.

    http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/new...9a1619e52.html

    Since I'm not a subscriber, I can't read the entire article but haven't been able to find any updates to the murder investigation anywhere.
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    Finally, an arrest.

    Homeless suspect charged with murder of man found dead near Bloomington

    http://fox59.com/2016/10/11/homeless...r-bloomington/


    ...63-year-old John Henry Griffin was taken into custody Tuesday for the murder of Donald Gentry.

    Read more at ... http://wishtv.com/2016/10/11/arrest-...roe-co-murder/
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    More details.


    a confidential informant told police that 63-year-old John Griffin, was at Gentry's mobile home the night of the murder to buy drugs and rob Gentry of cash he kept hidden in a sock drawer.

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    The informant told police Griffin came out of Gentry's mobile home with blood all over his face and carrying a bag of narcotic pills and the bloody brick.

    Read more at ... http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/20...ton-murder.php
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    Second arrest in 2016 murder of Donald Gentry

    Detectives with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office took 32-year-old Christina Harmon into custody Friday.
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    During an interview with detectives, Harmon said she was with 63-year-old John Griffin the night of the murder. She said Griffin came out of Gentry’s residence with blood all over his face carrying a large brick and a bag of narcotic pills, which he threw in her lap inside the vehicle.
    more at ... http://fox59.com/2017/03/11/second-s...oomington-man/


    Gentry has a history of drug arrests in Monroe and Morgan counties, including recent convictions for meth-related charges. Police says Gentry was still involved in dealing drugs and believe Griffin went to the home to buy drugs, with the intention of robbing Gentry of meth and prescription drugs leading to the murder.

    But detectives say Harmon planned the robbery - which resulted in Gentry's death.
    more at ... http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/20...try-murder.php
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    So....the informant was there at the time of Gentry's death? Or...he new prior to the killing what was going to happen?

    Or are they naming Harmon as the informant?
    Last edited by Matic; 03-12-2017 at 05:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matic View Post
    So....the informant was there at the time of Gentry's death? Or...he new prior to the killing what was going to happen?

    Or are they naming Harmon as the informant?
    Good question. The details reported by the informant in the earlier article: http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/20...ton-murder.php
    are the same details reported by Harmon according to the latest articles: http://fox59.com/2017/03/11/second-s...oomington-man/
    http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/20...try-murder.php

    I wonder how LE came to interview Harmon. Did she just verify info the informant gave after she was ID'd as someone at the scene of the crime? Did she come forward and volunteer info to collect a reward? I didn't see a reward listed, but Harmon seems motivated by money (she set up robbery at Gentry's home).

    Griffin may have been initially ID'd through CODIS since he is a sex offender. It would be interesting to know at what point Harmon stepped forward to offer info about the assault on Gentry to LE, implicating Griffin, and what motivated her to do so.
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